Naoki Nakagawa

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BACKGROUND Growth of brain tumors requires tumor-cell attachment to adjacent structures, degradation of surrounding matrixes, migration of tumor cells, proliferation of vasculature, and tumor cell proliferation. Comparison of the findings on neuroimaging, degrees and patterns of tumor invasion, regional tumor cell viability detected by Ki-67(More)
Several lines of evidence have suggested that oxidative stress plays an important role for the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Therefore, by using immunohistochemical staining of liver biopsy samples, we measured hepatic 7,8-dihydro-8-oxo-2' deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), a DNA base-modified product generated by hydroxyl radicals, of 38 NASH(More)
Comparative study was performed between IA DSA and stereoscopic magnification angiography in relation to small vessel resolution, image quality of the vessels and image quality of various pathologic lesions. The vessels of various diameters, accurately measured by stereoscopic magnification angiography, were localized on IA DSA and their resolution was(More)
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) is an autosomal dominant, slowly progressive cerebellar ataxia without multisystem involvement. We report a 57-year-old woman with genetically confirmed SCA6 who showed clinical features of olivopontocerebellar atrophy. Conventional T2-weighted and FLAIR MRI demonstrated high signal in the middle cerebellar peduncles, in(More)
BACKGROUND Angiotensin II (AII) plays a central role in vascular remodeling via oxidative stress. However, the interaction between AII and reduced glutathione (GSH) redox status in cardiovascular remodeling remains unknown. METHODS In vivo: The cuff-induced vascular injury model was applied to Sprague Dawley rats. Then we administered saline or a GSH(More)
Infiltration of brain neoplasms by mononuclear cells including monocytes/macrophages has attracted little attention since they have marked morphological heterogeneity. Twenty-seven meningiomas were studied by anti-CD68 antibody-gated flow cytometry and by immunohistochemical analysis using the anti-CD68 antibodies. Flow cytometric analysis divided cells(More)
Renovascular hypertension is an important cause of secondary hypertension. We present the case of a 61-year-old man with renovascular hypertension caused by chronic total occlusion of the left renal artery resulting in an atrophic kidney. Although renography indicated almost no residual function of the left kidney, renal vein sampling showed a significant(More)
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